When your loved one is living with the challenges of any type of cognitive impairment, he or she may have…
Many people fear that when their loved ones reach a certain age or level of disability that prevents them from caring from themselves, a nursing home is the only option. No one wants their loved one to have to move into a nursing home, but as the fall risk rises and your loved one’s ability to take care of necessary tasks diminishes, you’re beginning to fear that there’s nothing else you can do. Thankfully, Assisting Hands Home Care provides another option. What if your loved one could remain in their home and still get the help they needed in order to maintain quality of life?
Keep Your Loved One at Home Longer
Most individuals are happier at home than they are anywhere else. They’re in the home that they’ve spent a lifetime working toward, in their comfort zone, surrounded by the same things that they’ve been around all their lives. The longer they can continue to live in that home, the happier they will be. Assisting Hands Home Care helps individuals accomplish that goal, allowing them to live life with dignity will still receiving the services they need. Nursing homes are very uncomfortable places to live. Instead of being able to live independently, seniors who live in nursing homes are constantly being told where to go, what to do, and where to eat. They’re treated less as individuals and more as part of the crowd. While nursing homes are valuable options for people who no longer wish to live independently or who have medical needs that make it impossible for them to live alone, there’s just no substitute for being able to live at home for as long as possible.
In addition, many Alzheimer’s or dementia patients deteriorate so badly that they cannot return to their own homes and go into care instead. Leaving home can cause a drastic change in their cognitive abilities. For this reason, many people choose to keep their loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s at home for as long as possible. In-home care can provide them with the Alzheimer’s and dementia care they need while keeping them in familiar surroundings.
Allow Your Loved One to Stay Active
You probably remember your loved one as someone who has passions, hobbies, and skills. Whether they are an introvert who prefers controlled contact with other individuals or an extrovert who thrives on interaction, being out and active in the community will keep your loved one feeling young longer. While regular interaction with family and other visitors is important, it’s no substitute for being able to get out and be active.
In a nursing home, it’s much harder for your loved one to get out and about. There might be restrictions on their activities, the people who are able to take them out, or the times when they’re able to go out. By working with in-home caregivers, you can enable your loved one to participate in the activities that they love most for much longer.
Give Your Loved One More Individual Attention
In-home caregivers can make sure that your loved one is receiving one-on-one interaction, personalized attention, and the kind of attention to detail that results only from the highest quality of care.
Your loved one deserves to know that they’ll be able to keep all the comforts of home for as long as possible. It’s rare for an elderly individual to be eager to enter a nursing home: to share a life with virtual strangers, to change their schedule, to give up their independence for the medical care their aging body requires. Thankfully, Assisting Hands Home Care will provide your loved one with everything they need to be able to stay at home for as long as possible, giving them the freedom and independence they crave without sacrificing the medical services they need. Contact us today with any questions you have about in-home care for the senior in your life.
Assisting Hands Health Care can help you or your loved one to live independently at their home. Feel free to call us at (561) 419-6281 for more information. You can also send questions to me via email at [email protected]
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